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Ron Palillo dead at 63:Actor best known to TV audiences as Horshack on ‘Welcome Back, Kotter'
nydailynews.com ^ | 08/14/2012 | DAVID HINCKLEY

Posted on 08/14/2012 1:57:25 PM PDT by massmike

Actor Ron Palillo, who played Arnold Horshack on the '70s sitcom "Welcome Back Kotter," died Tuesday morning in West Palm Beach, Fla. He was 63.

Long-time friend Stacy Stacco said he apparently suffered a heart attack. He was reportedly found at 4 a.m. by his long-time partner, Joseph Gramm, and taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead....

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TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: anotherfaggot; partner; welcomebackkotter

1 posted on 08/14/2012 1:57:36 PM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike

Ron Palillo, “Horshack” on Welcome Back, Kotter, Dies at 63
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebajO9vx3qw


2 posted on 08/14/2012 2:02:03 PM PDT by massmike (The choice is clear in November: Romney or Caligula!)
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To: massmike

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2918388/posts


3 posted on 08/14/2012 2:12:47 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: massmike

“Hallo! Howrya? Very impressive, Mista Kotta!”.

“Oh-oh-oh-oh!”


4 posted on 08/14/2012 2:13:58 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: massmike
Found by his partner. Horshack was gay? He kept it very quiet.

RIP. You gave me a lot of laughs when I was a kid.

5 posted on 08/14/2012 2:14:26 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: boop
Found by his partner. Horshack was gay? He kept it very quiet.

Even back when he was on Kotter, I assumed he was.

6 posted on 08/14/2012 2:16:04 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: massmike

That’s terrible and wayyyyyyyyy...... Too young.


7 posted on 08/14/2012 2:19:41 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: massmike

So what’s that leave us? Minnie Barbarino and Mr. Kotter?


8 posted on 08/14/2012 2:22:02 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: massmike

He was gay? I had no idea.


9 posted on 08/14/2012 2:23:06 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: massmike

I assumed Horshack was going to be break-out star of that show, just like I assumed Madonna was a flash in the pan, and Cindy Lauper was going to be around to stay.


10 posted on 08/14/2012 2:24:10 PM PDT by x
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To: Vendome

“Boom Boom” is still around.


11 posted on 08/14/2012 2:25:48 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: massmike

Horshack is very old and respectable name. It means, “The cattle are dying.”


12 posted on 08/14/2012 2:31:22 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: boop

The obit I read said, “partner of 41 years”.


13 posted on 08/14/2012 2:32:22 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: massmike
He is the second "Sweathog" to die this year. Robert Heges, who played "Epstein", died in January.

Mr. Woodman, the Vice Principal, was my favorite character on that show. I wonder what he would say if he knew about Arnold and his "partner?"

14 posted on 08/14/2012 2:36:36 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: massmike

Makes me think of Scientology and John Revolting.


15 posted on 08/14/2012 2:42:52 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: massmike

When Welcome Back Kotter was cancled network TV started its steep decline. Come to think of it, Fonzie jumped the shark about that time.


16 posted on 08/14/2012 2:54:48 PM PDT by oyez ( .Apparently The U.S. CONSTITUTION has been reduced to the consistency of quicksand.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Ted Kennedy was discovered passed out in a whore’s shack once.


17 posted on 08/14/2012 3:13:33 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: GreenHornet
Mr. Woodman, the Vice Principal, was my favorite character on that show. I wonder what he would say if he knew about Arnold and his "partner?"

I think he put the rubber hose someplace other than up his nose.

18 posted on 08/14/2012 3:15:07 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

He shall rise again.

19 posted on 08/14/2012 3:25:04 PM PDT by Dysart (Leftists are not Liberals)
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To: massmike

What business did he have with his partner, and why did it require a 4am check-in? Must have been in the security field or something.


20 posted on 08/14/2012 3:27:55 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: massmike

Not a good year for Sweathogs:

January 26, 2012
Robert Hegyes, Juan Epstein of ‘Welcome Back Kotter’ dead at 60
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2838446/posts

RIP to Horshack. Used to watch that show growing up.


21 posted on 08/14/2012 3:38:47 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: massmike

I had a friend who was a writer on the show. He thought Horshack and the guy who played the principal were genuinely good actors. At the time, Travolta was wearing a wig on the show because he was shooting Saturday Night Fever and had his hair cut short. We certainly didn’t know he was to become a superstar.


22 posted on 08/14/2012 4:17:04 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Dysart

Creepy, very creepy indeed.


23 posted on 08/14/2012 7:42:41 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: x

I agree especially on the Cyndi Lauper part.


24 posted on 08/14/2012 7:55:50 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: massmike

I have to admit I didn’t even know his name. But then again more people know who he was better than most of the czars iin the Obama admin.
Anyhow,RIP second rate tv actor.


25 posted on 08/14/2012 8:07:33 PM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil--A-merican)
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To: GreenHornet
Mr. Woodman, the Vice Principal, was my favorite character on that show.

I went to a taping of Welcome Back Kotter once. Each actor was introduced and came out to applause...Horshack, Boom Boom, Epstein, etc. Then the announcer said, "And now...the gorgeous sex symbol you've all been waiting to see!" The audience went wild, thinking Travolta was about to come out. Instead, out came Mr. Woodman, basking in the applause! Funny I still remember that humorous moment, all these years later.

26 posted on 08/14/2012 9:02:43 PM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: Nea Wood

Funny! That is a nice memory.


27 posted on 08/14/2012 11:34:33 PM PDT by Museum Twenty (If every truth & hidden motivation were to tumble out, not one supporter would turn against him.)
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To: GreenHornet
Mr. Woodman, the Vice Principal, was my favorite character on that show.

Yes. I LMAO when Jerry Seinfeld had him in one episode as a "library cop".
Talk about perfect casting..

28 posted on 08/14/2012 11:45:17 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: GreenHornet

Oops.. My mistake. Mr. Woodman was NOT Mr. Bookman, the library cop on Seinfeld.
Two different actors.


29 posted on 08/14/2012 11:54:14 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Dysart
Hi, I went looking for your "Lunatic Fringe" you mentioned to me and found this.

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(I hope you wore gloves...)

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30 posted on 08/19/2012 7:25:42 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Nope, was a reply on some Romney tax smear thread thursday...I wanted it to be under the radar or subtle, and that I acheived..again nice job, wld like to hear it performed.


31 posted on 08/19/2012 7:52:02 AM PDT by Dysart (Obama Faults Profit. Reject That.)
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To: Rastus

Who are you—Joe Paterno?


32 posted on 08/19/2012 8:06:06 AM PDT by rabidralph
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